MAKE AHEAD TURKEY GRAVY

 

  • Cooking Time: 105
  • Servings:
  • Preparation Time: 10

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 turkey wings (about 1 1/2 pounds, separated at the joints)
  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • 2 carrots, each cut into 4 pieces
  • 2 stalks celery, each cut into 4 pieces
  • 1 clove garlic, sliced in half
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine (my preference is Chardonnay)
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken broth (or two 14 1/2 ounce cans)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups water

Directions

  • 1. In deep 12 inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot.
  • 2. Add turkey wings and cook 10 to 15 minutes or until golden on all sides.
  • 3. Add onions, carrots, celery and garlic, and cook 8-10 minutes or until turkey wings and vegetables are browned, stirring frequently.
  • 4. Transfer turkey and vegetables to a large bowl.
  • 5. Add wine to skillet, and stir until browned bits are loosened.
  • 6. Return turkey and veggies to skillet.
  • 7. Stir in broth, thyme and 3 cups water, heat to boiling over high heat.
  • 8. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, uncovered, 45 minutes.
  • 9. Strain into an 8-cup measure or a large bowl; discard solids.
  • 10. Let broth stand a few seconds until fat separates from meat juice.
  • 11. Spoon 1/4 cup fat from broth into 2-quart saucepan; skim and discard any remaining fat.
  • 12. Add flour to fat in saucepan; cook, stirring over medium heat until flour turns golden brown.
  • 13. Gradually whisk in reserved broth and cook until gravy boils and thickens slightly, stirring constantly.
  • 14. Pour gravy into a 2-quart container or medium bowl, cover and refrigerate.
  • 15. At serving time, reheat gravy and add pan drippings (and/or cooked diced giblets) from the roast turkey if you like.
  • 16. Gravy can be reheated in microwave prior to serving.
  • I can't always find wings, so I use Turkey legs and works just fine!!!

Notes

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